ROBIN VAN ROONEY?
Arsenal are reportedly hopeful that their captain Robin Van Persie will do a Rooney and stay at the club by signing a new contract. The management apparently wishes to keep Van Persie at Arsenal, no matter what his final decision is, however with the power that players have these days I wouldn’t expect that to be the case, if he does decide he no longer wants to stay.
Arsenal will head into next week’s make-or-break talks with Robin van Persie hopeful the player is ready to perform a Wayne Rooney-style U-turn. This comes after suggestions from various sources that RVP, was considering his options, with only Juventus and Manchester City showing real interest.
The Gunners skipper stunned the club earlier this month with a damning statement questioning the club’s ambition whilst confirming his intention not to sign a new contract. However many believe that it is his agent Kees Vos that wants him to leave Arsenal and not Van Persie himself. After Van Persie posted his message on his websites, clearly the fans were not happy and suggestions came out that he had been poorly advised by his agent.
Numerous times Van Persie himself and his family have spoken how they love life in London and how they all wish for him to stay at Arsenal, and I believe its Kees Vos, who has worsened the situation by manipulating Van Persie’s decision. During the week, it was reported that Vos was in Turin, Italy, speaking to Juventus officials. It seems that Kees Vos has done exactly the same as Rooney did to Manchester United back in 2010, in order to secure a better deal.
Arsenal’s offer to Van Persie is believed to be £130,000 p/w on a 3 year deal with a £5 million loyalty bonus.